Taken off their new EP The Missing Man, which is out this Friday via Ex Noctem Nacimur.
AFI is giving fans another peek at upcoming EP The Missing Man (Ex Noctem Nacimur) with the release of Trash Bat. About the song, AFI guitarist Jade Puget (who also produced and mixed the EP) says, “This was the ideal song to kick off the EP. From Adam’s big drum fill at the top all the way through to the end, it’s just a quick burst of frenetic energy. I brought the song in and was playing it for Davey and he threw out the line, “my Trash Bat” and I thought, how can you lose with a title like that? What is a Trash Bat anyway? Who cares!”
Trash Bat follows the surprise-release of Get Dark. The Missing Man follows last year’s AFI (The Blood Album), which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative and Hard Rock Albums Charts and No. 5 on The Billboard 200. It was the band’s second consecutive Top 10 Billboard debut following 2013’s Burials.
Since the release of 1995’s debut album Answer That and Stay Fashionable, AFI (Havok, Puget, drummer Adam Carson and bassist Hunter Burgan) has written and recorded five top ten hit singles (“Miss Murder,” “Medicate,” “Love Like Winter,” “Silver and Gold,” “Girl’s Not Grey”), hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 (with the stunning Decemberunderground), garnered worldwide critical acclaim and amassed a fiercely loyal global following whose members number in the millions.